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Alavar Seafood Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Mindanao, Philippines
08:00 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Food is okay, but service is terrible. Terrible. 1. We were told serving time is 30-45 minutes. After five follow-ups, food finally arrived after 1 hr and 56 minutes. Almost two hours wasted. 2. We were served with a broken bowl. Sabi namin sa waitress kung pwedeng pakipalitan, ung walang lamat yung bowl. Without saying anything, she picked up the... More 

3 Thank Aya K
quezon city
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner for business here in Feb 2017. Tge curacha and other seafoods we had were right on the dot. Overall, the fare was A1. It's the touristy pricing however that's driving locals away from this resto.

1 Thank eric821
Muntinlupa, Philippines
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I visited my husband in Zamboanga and as a first timer, you would love to try restaurants around the area. Locals suggested this restaurant as most of people coming from other places dine in here. Must say that they do have a cozy place especially the outdoor one wherein there are spots to take a very good photo with your... More 

Thank Dohj_rina
Metro Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

best seafood restaurant! crabs were deliciously satisfying! definitely highly recommended! staff were very accommodating, obviously, they very well know what's your best!

Thank sweetmemory4262009
Quezon City, Philippines
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As always, this place satisfies your seafood cravings! The Alavar sauce goes with any dish on the plate and it's just gastronomically satisfying. Don't forget to bring home some!

Thank MerlSayre
Muntinlupa, Philippines
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181 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A lot of people are saying a lot of good things about this restaurant so I had to visit Abe eat there at all cost. Crabs definitely bit my curiosity. The waitress was very helpful suggesting the combo meal. There are lots of choices but mostly for group dining so the serving and prices are beyond my dwindling pocket.so I... More 

Thank 717Diwata
Manila, Philippines
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Definitely one of the best restaurant in town for seafoods especially crabs. Their alavar sauce is so good that one cannot truly say to have visited Zamboanga without trying this. The alavar sauce goes with the curacha (crabs) for a sumptuous meal. The ambiance is no frills (usual plastic chairs) and usually packed at night so prepare to wait about... More 

Thank byrone29
Smyrna, Tennessee
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My fiancé and I took several of her friends out for dinner. We chose this place for their one of a kind crabs. This place is a little pricey, but well worth the money if you are a foodie like myself.

Thank Billy T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my family went to this restaurant since this place is famous for its curacha and other filipino dishes. The ambience is quite good. Place is newly renovated. However the waitresses and waiters are not so good. Poor customer service. We've waited for about an hour for the food. Other customers were pissed off. We we're already starving. We've... More 

1 Thank Jeng V
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Must try their Curacha with Alavar dish! Its similar to crab with more meat. For Php950 you already get 3 medium sized Curacha already good for 3-4pax :) Their signature Alavar sauce is available for take aways for only Php250 (1kg) very good pasalubong for love ones at home 😍

Thank Ellen N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Philippine, Seafood, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Zamboanga Peninsula  >  Zamboanga Sibugay Province  >  Zamboanga City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?